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Lancang-Mekong countries form education alliance

Updated:2017-12-15 11:23:12   China · Yunnan

The Lancang-Mekong Alliance of Vocational Education was officially formed in Kunming November 24. On the same day, the International School of Lancang-Mekong Vocational Education and the Research Institute for Lancang-Mekong Vocational Education and Industry Development were also inaugurated.

The alliance, initiated by Yunnan Minzu University, is jointly founded by 14 universities in Lancang-Mekong countries for mutual consultation and common development. It is aimed at pooling vocational training resources based on the economic and industrial demand of the region.

Through training talents, carrying out scientific cooperation and cultural exchanges, the alliance will make efforts to provide talent and human resource support to the regional socioeconomic development and the establishment of a Lancang-Mekong community of shared future.

At the first roundtable meeting of the alliance that day, representatives from universities in China, Laos, Cambodia, Myanmar and Thailand gave advice on how to promote the development of vocational education in this area.

Mi Mi Aung, vice president of Yangon Foreign Languages University, said that the development of the world today depends not only on policy support and resource protection, but also on the quality of human resources.

However, there are different emphasis on vocational education in different countries. Therefore, it is a good choice to combine the respective advantages of each country for a long-term partnership.

Phin Sopheap, vice president of Cambodian National Kasetsart University, said: “We are very willing to become a member of the alliance and work together with our counterparts in other Lancang-Mekong countries to achieve the educational goals set by the alliance.”

Unveiling of the International School of Lancang-Mekong Vocational Education was also held in Kunming. Co-founded by Yunnan Minzu University and Ruili municipal government, the school will highlight its international background to provide applicable vocational and language skills needed by talents at border areas.

Keywords:   Lancang-Mekong education alliance
Editor: Eric Wang